Local Government Employment Opportunities

City of Augusta – Finance Director

The City of Augusta is seeking an experienced finance professional to lead its Department of Finance and Administration. Augusta, home to Maine’s state capital, is located in the heart of the beautiful Kennebec Valley in central Maine, just an hour from Portland. Proximity to the ocean, lakes, and mountains provides limitless recreational opportunities. Augusta’s population totals almost 19,000, however, the daytime population expands to 60,000 putting it on par with Maine’s largest cities and necessitating municipal services to meet those demands.

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City of Saco – Finance Director

The Finance Director, under general supervision, performs highly advanced management activities and professional work by providing direction and oversight in strategic operations and planning for Finance. In addition, the Finance Director is responsible for establishing the strategic plan, goals, objectives, and policies related to the Finance Department’s functions. This position oversees the city’s revenues, expenditures, cash and investments, debt, accounting, tax collection, and vehicle registration functions.

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Scarborough – Part-Time Finance Clerk

The Town of Scarborough is seeking a part-time Finance Clerk to join the Finance Department Revenue Office. Duties involve friendly customer service to residents and visitors in the office and when answering phones. Responsibilities include processing various property taxes, registering vehicles, including automobiles,trailers, snowmobiles, ATVs, boats and issuing boat launch and beach permits. Work requires handling cash, checks and credit cards; preparing standard forms, reconciling accounts receivable and coding source documents for computer input.

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City of Gardiner – Finance/Human Resource Director

The City of Gardiner, Maine (pop. 5,800) seeks a dedicated, organized, and enthusiastic professional to fill the position of Director of Finance and Human Resources.

The Director of Finance and Human Resources is responsible for leading all duties associated with finance and accounting and human resources for the City. The position is also responsible for managing the front office team of five people who provide tax collection, general services, permits and fees, and voter services. The Director safeguards the City’s assets through the maintenance of accurate financial records and the preparation of accurate monthly and annual financial statements for the City, in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations. Every year, the Director works with the City Manager and other department heads to develop the annual budget for presentation to the City Council.Candidates should understand generally accepted accounting principles, municipal accounting and laws, human resource requirements, and the expectations of Department Head level managers in a service center municipality.

Successful candidates will have experience working with state and federal grant budgets, complex tax increment finance district accounting, and public safety finances. The City requires that the candidate have experience making presentations in public settings and working collaboratively with the City Manager, the other Department Heads, the City Council, and the public.

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Portland Police Department – Principal Financial Officer

The Portland Police Department is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the role of Principal Financial Officer. This position manages the $17.5 million operating budget for the police department and emergency communications. This position is responsible for developing and administering the expenditure and revenue budgets. Duties include supervision of administrative staff, grant budget administration and reporting, managing department purchases, accounts payable and receivable, cash handling practices, enforcement of City financial policies, and oversight of department payroll. This individual reports to the Chief of Police.

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City of Portland – Financial Manager

The City of Portland’s Health and Human Services Department is reopening the search for a highly qualified candidate to serve as the Department’s Financial Manager. Reporting to the Director of Health and Human Services, this position is responsible for the financial oversight of the Department’s budget totaling $35,947,255 in FY22. A successful Financial Manager in this position will work with and provide oversight to multiple financial teams within the Health and Human Services department in the divisions of Public Health, Social Services, Office of Elder Affairs and the Barron Center. The current incumbent has been serving in a contract capacity, but this position is now being offered as a full time, permanent City position. Candidates must have significant experience with financial reporting and analysis, experience with Medicaid/Medicare and private insurance billing is preferred. Additional required experience should include: grant reporting and financial oversight, monthly budget reporting and annual budget creation, as well as extensive supervisory experience.

Applicants must be highly experienced using computers and spreadsheets. Considerable experience in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration required, master’s level preferred. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal conviction background.

Details: https://selfservice.portlandmaine.gov/ess/EmploymentOpportunities/JobDetail.aspx?req=351&sreq=1&form=5000&desc=FINANCIAL%20MANAGER

Deputy Town Clerk/Deputy Tax Collector/Deputy Treasurer – Town of Washington

Part-time: (13 hrs/wk) The Town of Washington is currently accepting applications for the
combined position of Deputy Town Clerk/Deputy Tax Collector/Deputy Treasurer
Individuals must have: computer skills, be able to work in a fast paced environment, have
communication and public relation skills; be detailed oriented, and able to work independently.
Municipal experience and knowledge of TRIO municipal software program is desired. A
comprehensive job description is available at Washington.Maine.Gov.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and references, to Town of Washington P.O. Box 408
Washington, ME 04574. Applications will be accepted/reviewed until the position is filled. The
Town of Washington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Treasurer/Finance Director – Town of Old Orchard Beach

FLSA: Exempt
Salary Range: $85,000- $90,000

This is a complex professional, administrative and supervisory position overseeing all of the technical and finance functions in maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the Town and serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Town.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Exercises supervision over the Tax Collector, Tax Clerk, Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk and Staff Accountant.

1. Acts as the Town’s Chief Financial Officer.
2. Complies with the Town Charter. i.e. Article VII Financial Procedure/Budget.
3. Performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures to assure sound fiscal control, assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.
4. Provides monthly financial reports to Town Manager, all Department Heads and Town Council.
5. Prepares the annual budget with the Town Manager, including all presentation materials submitted to the Town Council and the public.
6. Serves as Chief Financial Advisor to the Town Manager.
7. Establishes and maintains internal control procedures and assures that state and national standard accounting procedures are maintained.
8. Supervises the collection of all town revenues, including but not limited to taxes, various fees, motor vehicle excise taxes, and all other receipts in accordance with laws and regulations.
9. Oversees the posting and reconciliation of ledgers and accounts on a quarterly basis.
10. Responsible for the debt structuring of all town borrowings. This to include securing the best possible bond ratings for each issuance.

Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or public administration, or a closely related field, and three (3) years of progressively responsible municipal finance work.

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Greater Portland METRO
 Accounting Manager 

How to Apply:
Internal applications are accepted online at www.gpmetro.org or apply by an application to Human Resources before the closing date.

The Accounting Manager is responsible for accounting functions, including General Ledger administration, grant fiscal management and reporting, annual audit preparation, and payroll. This includes oversight and administration of accounts receivable and payable, and monitoring cash flow. All responsibilities are performed in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The Accounting Manager also serves as the application manager for the financial and accounting and system.

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